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bwilmoth 05-12-2010 06:33 PM

76 CB200T Power Loss
 
Hi guys.

I just bought a '76 200T with 2400 miles on it. It seems to run pretty well, cruises around fine in around town speeds. It does though tend to die when idling for a few minutes if I don't give it some extra gas (idles at around 1500 RPM, but then drops lower after a minute or so and then dies).

The more disturbing problem is the lack of power when it gets up to speed. Seems to accelerate pretty well from take-off (maybe a little sluggish), but kind of hits a wall around 45 MPH. The throttle won't respond much to go beyond 6,000 RPM in 5th gear.

I don't know a thing about any of this stuff, but if someone can point me to some tests or something, I'll dig out the Clymer manuel and get to work.

Thanks,

Ben

seruzawa 05-12-2010 09:35 PM

Sounds like a fueling problem. A blocked fuel tank vent will cause strangulation at higher rpms. So might a blocked fuel filter. Might need a carb cleaning too.

sarnali2 05-13-2010 10:05 AM

I remember those when I was in High School, neat little bikes. Once you get the bugs out it should be a good town bike


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